California

Jay Inslee, defender of Earth, TEP joins the Energy Imbalance Market: pvMB 5/9/19

Welcome one and all to today’s edition of the pvMB. Before you tackle today, we’ve got renewables coming to Montana, Illinois’ City Water, Light and Power giving coal the boot, the one week countdown until Solar Cup 2019 and more!

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Sunrun aims to replace big power plants

By providing solar + storage, contracting to supply capacity in wholesale markets and even considering microgrid communities, Sunrun is taking on more and more of the space traditionally occupied by utilities and the large, centralized generators that they rely on.

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We’ve surpassed 2 million solar installations

The first million took 40 years, the second million took two years and the third million will arrive two years from now.

Where does the 100% clean energy movement go from here?

With Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing his state’s 100% clean energy target into law yesterday, most of the easy victories have now been achieved, and the path forward is more complicated.

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California’s CCA structure gets Moody’s thumbs up

Moody’s has rated Peninsula Clean Energy, a California CCA, at Baa2 Investment Grade status. The rating agency gave significant credit to the legal structure surrounding CCAs giving them “sticky” customers, in addition to the PCE’s conservative management and strong customer relationships.

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Fire at Tennessee polysilicon fab, NJ man scams the feds for $3 million in solar rebates: pvMB 05/06/19

It’s Monday, and it is pvMB time. Today in addition to the dark news in the headline, we also bring you three new directors at Rocky Mountain Institute, and record levels of solar curtailment in California this April.

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Panasonic leaves U.S. solar development with Coronal sale

Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted has acquired Coronal Energy’s solar development business, in a move that strengthens one company’s presence in the U.S. utility-scale solar and storage market, and all but eliminates the other’s.

California’s largest CCA project ever, a city run entirely on solar: pvMB 5/1/19

Welcome one and all to the first pvMB of May and also a hump day MB, exciting stuff. Today we’ll be looking at ACORE’s fight for an energy storage tax credit, Michiganers against DTE’s proposed solar fee, AEP’s request for proposals and all the solar news you need to be caught up on.

Solar-powered hydrogen and dumplings: pvMB 4/30/19

Hello and welcome to this morning’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Nexamp winning six community solar projects in Illinois, FTC Solar supplying 30 MW of trackers in Oregon, SFPUC’s clean power milestone and everything you need to take on today in the solar industry.

What does L.A.’s Green New Deal mean for solar and energy storage?

The wide-ranging plan riffs on the National Green New Deal with a West Coast take: ambitious plans to build local solar and energy storage, electrify buildings and transportation – and more.

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